Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Fundraising Activities


Barcelona Half Marathon | Boston Marathon 2015 | London to Paris Bike Ride Open Challenge | Open Challenge Anywhere - Anytime | Paris Marathon 2015 | TCS New York City Marathon | Think Pink Skydive | Tokyo Marathon 2015 | Unite & Bike Against Cancer Africa Open Challenge | Unite & Bike Against Cancer Cuba Open Challenge


Barcelona Half Marathon

Barcelona Half Marathon

Dates Available
15 Feb 2015

Barcelona is the capital of the mediterranean, an exciting and cosmopolitan city which is also famous for its gothic, art nouveau and contemporary architecture.

The half marathon course is flat and is on loop around the city centre. The course is a certified half marathon. It passes through historic Plaza Catalunya and down the Ramblas, whose central promenade is the heart of the old city. The route also passes the rejuvenated port area and runs by the Olympic village and stadium. The race starts at 9.00am and the time limit is 2hrs 30mins.

In conunction with Sports Travel International we offer a 3 night package in a superb, centrally located 4 star hotel.

Contact for more information or to register for this event.

Boston Marathon 2015

Boston Marathon 2015

Dates Available
20 Apr 2015

Run the Boston 2015 Marathon - one of the World Marathon Majors.


The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing event. It is the spiritual home of the mass marathon - the oldest race and for many people still the bewst.

The historic marathon course is lined by almoxst a million cheering spectators. 

In conjunction with Sports Travel International we offer 4 nights Fri-Tues at an excellent Boston City Centre hotel, close to the marathon finish in the lively heart of the city. Guaranteed entry and guide services.

A qualifying time or previous marathon experience is not necessary, but there is a time limit of 6 hours.

Contact for more information or to register for this event.

London to Paris Bike Ride Open Challenge

London to Paris Bike Ride Open Challenge

Dates Available
22 Jul 2015

With two routes to choose from you can cycle one of the best fundraising events in Europe for Cancer Focus NI.

Route one: April, June and September Route

Starting in London, our 300 mile, 4 day route takes us through glorious English countryside, to the ferry from Dover to Calais. Once ‘French side’, we push on cycling along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of northern France.

Registration Fee £99 + Min Sponsorship £1430

Route Two: London to Paris Bike Ride, Tour de France Finale from 22nd July 2015-26th July 2015

Registration Fee £149 + Min Sponsorship £1380



Open Challenge Anywhere - Anytime

Open Challenge  Anywhere - Anytime

Dates Available
1 Jan 2016

You can take on a challenge anywhere in the world and raise funds for Cancer Focus NI.

If there is somewhere you have always wanted to trek, cycle, paddle or run please get in touch with us and we will find the perfect open challenge for you at a time that suits you. It is the flexible way of doing an overseas challenge to raise funds for our charity.


Contact Emma on 028 90680771 to discuss or e-mail for more information


The World is Your Oyster…. Cambodia, Peru, Canada, India, USA, Alps…..


Paris Marathon 2015

Paris Marathon 2015

Dates Available
12 Apr 2015

Why not visit the world's most romantic city and take in the marathon aswell? 

The Paris Marathon is a unique opportunity to discover the city whilst participating in one of the most exciting races over the mythical distance of 26 miles.

The Paris Marathon, one of the world's biggest and best, starts at 8.45am at the world-famous Champs Elysees. The personal challenge of the race also combines with a visit of the city, as the runners hit the streets in the most prestigious of thoroughfares and squares.

In conjunction with Sports Travel International we offer 3 nights in an excellent central Paris hotel and guaranteed entry.

Why not bring your partner or friends along? We also have non-runner places available.

Contact for more information or to register.

TCS New York City Marathon

TCS New York City Marathon

Dates Available
2 Nov 2014

2nd November 2014

Challenge yourself to run 26.2 miles and participate in the spectacular TCS New York City Marathon.  Our sponsorship package includes:

  • Return flights from Belfast to New York, all taxes included
  • 5 Night's accommodation at the Westin New York Grand Central Hotel
  • Transport for runners to start of race
  • Guaranteed Race Entry
  • Celebration Dinner at a typical Manhattan Venue
  • Travel Insurance - covers for marathon participation
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Running Vest & fundraising expertise

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment - all tour arrangements and guaranteed race entry provided by Sports Travel International



Think Pink Skydive

Think Pink Skydive

Dates Available
16 Nov 2014

This October and November we are asking Girls to be Brave and take the leap for Cancer Focus!

Take part in our Think Pink Skydive on Sunday 16th November to have fun but to also raise money to fund our pioneering breast cancer research at Queen’s University, Belfast. 

All money raised from this event will be invested in local research led by Cancer Focus Research Fellow Dr Kienan Savage that focuses on both the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

This research has the potential to make an enormous difference to the lives of many local women, that’s why the money you raise is so important – we couldn’t do it without you! 

Participants must be prepared to spend a day at the Airfield.

Min. age is 16No maximum age for Tandems.

Under 18's must have written parental/guardian permission before training/jumping.

40 and above must have Doctor's written permission before training/jumping.

Maximum weight limit for Tandems:

 Male 95 kg/15 stone Clothed

Female 82kg/13 Stone Clothed.


Registration: £50 and suggested minimum sponsorship applies

This will be the challenge of a lifetime and you will make some everlasting memories whilst turning the sky pink for Cancer Focus.

For more information or to sign up for the Think Pink Skydive please get in touch with Emma on 028 9068 0771 or at

Tokyo Marathon 2015

Tokyo Marathon 2015

Dates Available
22 Feb 2015

Run the Tokyo Marathon 2015 - one of the World Marathon Majors.


The Tokyo Marathon is a hugely popular international marathon with numbers capped at 35,500. Last year about 300,000 applied fot the event and 90% did not get in. However, as we are partnering up with the offical Irish tour operator we can guarantee your place on the start line.

The marathon starts at 9.10am at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Shinjuku district and makes its way to lidabashi, the Imperial Palace, Hibaya, Shinagawa, Ginza, Nihonbashi, Asakusa Kaminarimon and Tsukiji before finishing at the Tokyo Big Sight, one of Japan's leading exhibition and convention centres in Ariake district.

In conjunction with Sports Travel International we offer an excellent hotel which is very central and ideal for exploring the wonders of Tokyo. Our travel packages include guaranteed race entry, accommodation, sightseeing tours and more.

Time limit - 7 hours

Contact for more information or to register for this event.

Unite & Bike Against Cancer Africa Open Challenge

Unite & Bike Against Cancer Africa Open Challenge

Dates Available
8 Nov 2014

Cycle this spectacular 350km route for Cancer Focus NI! 

The challenge will see us cycle from the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, through both Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, which boast some of this planet’s most amazing wildlife. Cycling further, we bike through the Rift Valley and its Maasai villages to eventually finish at the jaw-dropping UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Crater. 

8 Nov 2014 - 16 Nov 2014

Registration Fee £299 + Min Sponsorship £3150


Unite & Bike Against Cancer Cuba Open Challenge

Unite & Bike Against Cancer Cuba Open Challenge

Dates Available
15 Oct 2015

Cycle an incredible journey beginning in Havana, for approximately 360km for Cancer Focus NI.  

You will ride along shimmering coastlines, past tobacco and sugar cane fields and through thriving farming communities, where for many aspects of Cuban life, time has stood still. 

 Cars and salsa will definitely feature highly as we travel through this beautiful country!

15 Oct 2015 - 23 Oct 2015

Registration Fee £299 + Min Sponsorship £2600






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